Animal Crossing Amiibo Festival Thoughts

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Animal Crossing Amiibo Festival came out on November 13, 2015, so it has been out for just over a week. I love, l love, love Animal Crossing, it makes my heart so happy.

SPOILER WARNING! I am going to speak about aspects of the game that might spoil the game (if that’s possible), depending on your definition of the concept. Please consider this a warning.

Also, these are just my thoughts, everyone opinion is valid, and I appreciate and respect everyone’s. Please extend me the same courtesy.

I was on the fence about the game. I probably would not have bought this $60 game if it wasn’t bundled with three amiibo cards (Stitches, Goldie, and Rosie), I really couldn’t careless about the Isabelle and Digby amiibos, as I have explained in other posts I live in a small apartment can I don’t have a ton of room for the space the amiibos would take up (let’s be real, if I started I would not be able to stop).

So I bought the game bundle. Cool, cool. I had heard a few things about the game before playing it myself, but I withheld judgement, because I thought it was going to be a situation like HHD, where you either love it or hate it. Turns out, I think I was right?

My boyfriend and I loaded it up and played a 2 player game, the game took us about an hour. It was the worst hour of my video game playing life. Basically this game is a dice rolling simulator. Now that sounds very harsh, and it’s suppose to be, since the Animal Crossing community deserves more, and Nintendo has the resources to make a better game. I knew there were mini games, and there are, but they are not part of the main game. Which I found VERY disappointing.

Literally all you do is wave your amiibo over the sensor to roll a die, and buy turnips to attempt to play the stock market. After about 15 minutes my boyfriend was so board. But I was like “No, no, there might be more, let’s keep going.” I was wrong, mistakes were made.

So after my initial interaction to the game I felt super confused because I can’t believe that Nintendo would try to sell a $60 dice roll sim. I just couldn’t. So the next day I gave it another go. I played the game by myself with 3 npcs, this was also a mistake. It was awful. However I did unlock the first mini game. Great? Like what am I suppose to do with that?

I thought the game was going to be an Animal Crossing skinned version of a Mario Party game. I would be super satisfied with that. Like straight up, as a consumer I would be good.

I had a low expectation bar for this game, and it couldn’t even meet that. At this point I am seriously considering taking the game back and trading it in.

Now I know I have been very negative so let me talk about what I did like about this game. 

I liked that the developer added in cute bits and videos of the villagers and players interacting, and giving a description of each day they lived thought. For the games I did play that is what kept me going for being entertained.

I like that the developer picked Goldie to be the “leader” of the game, I’m glad it wasn’t Isabelle, or something. There are so many great villagers and they all deserve to shine, not only that we all like different ones so it was nice to see that light being shared. 🙂

I liked that at the end of the game you could save your amiibos progress and there were goals and rewards set up as incentive to play the game more. Such as reaching level 2 you unlock a costume and emote, or what have you.

I like the mini games, but I wish they were included in the main game. (I’m going to hold out hope that I just haven’t unlocked that bit yet???) I honestly think if the mini games would have been included in the main game I would have a very different feeling about this game.

I liked the incorporation of the Animal Crossing world into this game, such as playing the stock market, fishing tournaments, and holidays (such as the harvest festival and toy day).

So at the end of the day I feel like this game is not worth $60, to anyone who wants the amiibos or the game just wait till they are sold separately, or the game goes on sale. I’m not going to rate this game because I think that system is broken and stupid, so I’m simply going to recommend if you thinking of picking this up, go to YouTube watch some vids, and wait for it to go on sale. Also if you have/are a child between the ages of 3-7-ish they would probably love this game for like a day, maybe two.

I sincerely feel like this is a missed opportunity for Nintendo, which makes me uber sad, I don’t want this game to be bad, and I want to give it every chance possible so I am going to continue to play it for about a week and if by the end of that I feel the same I do right now, I’ll be taking it back. 😦 

Inside The Theme November IGGPPC

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1. Tell us your favourite memory from the 90’s. (I know it’s hard to pick just one, but you can do it!)

Saturday Morning Cartoons, hands down, TMNT, Power Rangers, Doug, Recess,  Hey Arnold, man the list could go on and on. Oh and no school which was pretty sick as a kid in the 90′s. 🙂

2. What album best captures the spirit of the 90’s for you?

OMG, this is an evil question the 90′s was a MAGICAL time for music!

Let’s see though, I discovered the world of pop music when I was in 3rd grade, which would have been ‘98 (I think…) and at that time there was also this kid who liked me, like a puppy dog crush it was pretty cute and he would call me Genie, like as in Genie in a Bottle from Christina Aguilera. Since that is like the cutest memory I have, I have to say Christina Aguilera’s self titled first album. ❤

I think i will always have that memory with me, of like a boy having a first crush on me, and just like all the innocence around that part of my childhood. I mean I didn’t know what those lyrics meant, I doubt he did either, he was just trying to be adorable, which he totally was!

3. What is your favourite 90’s TV show?

Why, just why are these questions so stinking hard this time around? Ok so it would be a tie between Power Rangers and Sabrina the Teenage Witch, because there are characters in both that I wanted to be.

4. Summarize your experience of the 90’s in one sentence.

You can never say no to metallics or boy bands.

5. If you could be a fictional character from the 90’s who would you be and why?

I would love to be on the cast of All That, I loved that show, and since it was on Teen Nick I always thought I was getting away with something for watching it when I wasn’t a teen yet haha.

Click here to check out the Inside the Theme for this month on IGGPPC

November Movies on IGGPPC

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Yay November flicks! We have three great movies, two voted on by you guys, and one picked by us!

First up is Clueless, which fits great with our We Love the 90s theme! Watch with us on Sunday, November 15 at 9AM GMT/ 8PM AEDT, and at November 15, 8 pm CST/ 2 am GMT. Link to IGGPPC Forum Post

On November 22nd you can catch Mulan with us, another great movie from the 90′s! Watch with us at 9 am GMT/ 8 pm AEDT or at 8 pm CST/ 2 am GMT (on the 23rd) <– I’ll be hosting this one at 8pm CST, and I would love for anyone and everyone to join me! Link to IGGPPC Forum Post.

The last movie is Le Voyage dans la Lune, or Trip to the Moon (1902), you can catch it on youtube, and is in back and white or color. Check out the IGGPPC Forum Post for details. (There are no watch alongs for this one, sorry guys!)

Be sure to post your thoughts about any and all the movies this months on their respective threads,  and stay in touch with us on our twitter @IggleFlicks

BOUNS!

The Iggle Prefects are doing four additional watch alongs! Link to forum post.

Sunday, November 8th 4 PM CST/10 PM GMT: Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken with Amanda.

Saturday, November 14th 3 PM CST/9 PM GMT: Beauty & the Beast with Sophie.

Thursday, November 19th 7 PM CST/1 AM GMT: Empire Records with Franny.

Saturday, November 28th 1 PM CST/7 PM GMT: Never Been Kissed with Claire.

Basically grab a movie buddy and popcorn and pick a flick it’s a great month to be an Iggle! 

 

Happy Fallout Everyone!

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Today is the launch of Fallout 4 which everyone and their Mother it seems are hyped about. Not that it’s a bad thing, it’s just that avoiding spoilers while at work is seriously hard! Last night I played for about an hour and a half, and it was super fun, I have never played any of the other Fallout Games, so it’s super interesting to me, and I have no expectations for the game.